Auckland Airport welcomes Jetstar to regional aviation market in New Zealand

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The FINANCIAL — Jetstar has announced on June 18 that it will launch a new fleet of aircraft onto regional services in New Zealand from mid-December 2015.

Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s chief executive, says he welcomes the announcement, which will bring benefits to travellers flying regionally in New Zealand, according to Auckland Airport.

“The addition of Jetstar to the regional market is great news for travellers as it means more seats, better prices and increased connectivity on regional services. This will not only benefit people living in the regions, but also Kiwis and international travellers wanting to visit the regions.”

“This announcement is very positive for New Zealand tourism.  Expanding air service connectivity, domestically and regionally, is a key part of achieving sustainable tourism growth for all of New Zealand,” continues Mr Littlewood. 

“As well as this, increased air connectivity is critical to reaching the targets outlined in the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association’s Tourism 2025 strategy, which we are committed to supporting.”

“We would like to congratulate Jetstar on today’s announcement.  We look forward to working closely with their team to support its regional services commencing in December 2015,” finishes Mr Littlewood.


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